It’s a good time to be a NoSQL database vendor. You don’t have to tell Matt Pfeil that. As the co-founder of DataStax, which brings Apache Cassandra to the enterprise, he’s living the story.
What started as an eight-person team in a rented office in San Mateo, Calif. in early 2011, DataStax now serves 500 customers in more than 55 countries and makes its home in a 36,000 square foot space.
And that’s not all. Pfeil and his co-founder Jonathan Ellis have raised $189.7 million in venture capital to grow their company. It’s now valued at more than $830 million.
But that’s not what the DataStax team was supercharged about when we spoke last week. Instead Pfeil had his company’s partnership with HP Moonshot on his mind. It was announced earlier today.
“In the past DataStax Enterprise hasn’t always worked well with smaller servers,” said Pfeil. “HP Moonshot changes that.”